Mt St Helens Vietnam Band

Mt St Helens Vietnam Band front man Benjamin Verdoes says that while the band receives frequent offers to perform at fundraisers for causes and organizations, they're particularly excited to play in support of 826 Seattle, the local chapter of the non-profit youth literacy program founded by Dave Eggers in San Francisco. Verdoes says his 15-year-old brother (and MSHVB's drummer) Marshall has taken classes there in the past; more generally, he says the band will play songs for their upcoming album that's “more geared towards writing and narrative," making the show almost like a writing workshop where new work is debuted for the first time. For a band who seems uninterested in feeding any hype despite considerable buzz last year, their process—and the promise of an elegant result—is quite literary. All proceeds from the concert will go towards 826 Seattle. HOLLIS WONG-WEAR

Fri., March 26, 7:30 p.m., 2010

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